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26. September 2018 : Iceland Symphony Tours Japan

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra will embark on a concert tour of Japan in November with the pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii and Vladimir Ashkenazy, the Iceland Symphony's Conductor Laureate. The programme features works by Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson, Rachmaninoff, Chopin and Sibelius.

Follow the Iceland Symphony on tour with the hashtag #IcelandSymphonyInJapan.

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16. November 2018 : Two vacant principal positions

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra has a vacancy for two principal positions with the orchestra. Application deadline for both positions is December 9th, 2018. 

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8. October 2018 : Live Stream from Harpa Concert Hall

Iceland Symphony Orchestra is live from Harpa Concert Hall with violinist Sayaka Shoji performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. The programme also features Bernstein's overture to the operetta Candide and Shostakovich's Symphony no. 10, which is one of the composer's best-loved pieces. Conducting the programme is Finnish conductor Klaus Mäkelä.

The live stream has ended. Next live stream at the Iceland Symphony will be October 25th with Ashkenazy and Nobu.

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10. June 2018 : New season 2018/19

Next season, a host of outstanding artists will visit Iceland and perform with the Iceland Symphony at Harpa Concert Hall. 

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9. June 2018 : Vacant position: Principal Trumpet

Iceland Symphony has a vacant position for principal trumpet. Audition will be held September 25rd 2018 and possibly September 26th 2018 in Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland. Application deadline is June 30th 2018. Read more about the position here .

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1. June 2018 : Live stream today at 19:30 GMT

Iceland Symphony Orchestra will be live from Eldborg Harpa performing Mahler's Symphony no. 2 with conductor Osmo Vänskä. Soloists are Christiane Karg and Sasha Cooke. 

The stream will start at 19:30 GMT here on Iceland Symphony's website and Facebook.

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16. May 2018 : Bjarni Frímann appointed as ISO's Assistant Conductor

Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason has been appointed as Iceland Symphony's Assistant Conductor. As Assistant Conductor he will play a varied role at the orchestra, conducting many of the orchestra’s concerts each season as well as being a member of the orchestra’s programme committee.

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5. May 2018 : Six vacant positions at the Iceland Symphony

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra has a vacancy for six positions with the orchestra. Application deadline for all the positions is June 3rd, 2018. 

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20. April 2018 : Ashkenazy awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of the Falcon

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Conductor Laureate of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, was awarded the Grand Cross of the Icelandic Order of the Falcon by the President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, at Bessastaðir, the presidential residence, on April 19. 

Ashkenazy has made an invaluable contribution to Icelandic musical life, as a pianist, conductor, and organizer.

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6. April 2018 : New concert date added to Skálmöld and Iceland Symphony

Skálmöld and the Iceland Symphony Orchestra's concert in November 2013 was a huge success and received enthusiastic praise from critics. Next August they will join forces again. The first two concerts sold out in only 12 minutes and a third date has been added on August 23rd.

Tickets will go on sale here on April 9th at 12:00 GMT.

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